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TM in San Jose, California

Do you want feedback on your OT personal statement?

Hello OT applicants! If anyone would like written feedback email me at skyocean25@gmail.com. I have time to look at 5 personal statements. A...

anticuti in Brentwood, California

Updated 17 months ago

Occupational Therapy new graduate angst - 1 Reply

Hi fellow OTs, I would really appreciate any advice on this matter. I have recently graduated as an OT and I have just landed myself a voluntary...

Paul Grace in Gaithersburg, Maryland

NBCOT Certification Examination Test Preparation

It is unlawful for anyone to copy, post online, sell, or modify NBCOT examination test preparation materials. NBCOT monitors sites that these actions...

wave06 in Los Angeles, California

Updated 17 months ago

NBCOT Exam Scoring - 2 Replies

I just took the NBCOT exam and it was the worst experience of my life. Despite finishing practice tests with time to spare, I unbelievable (still...

xtinag in Morgantown, West Virginia

Can I get into occupational therapy school with my credentials? Suggestions for improvement?

I am planning on applying for OT school for the 2016 cycle. I am wondering how qualified of an applicant I am and what my chances of getting accepted...

rvi in Schaumburg, Illinois

MOT admission

I am from chicago, and my undergrad GPA is 2.8 in occupational therapy. I am looking for colleges in mid west area. With this profile, I am not...

OT grad 2012 in Langhorne, Pennsylvania

Updated 17 months ago

How did you get your first job out of OT school? - 1 Reply

I'm attending OT school in the fall and was wondering how you guys landed your first OT job after you graduated!

hopeful OT in NJ in Haledon, New Jersey

getting into ot school

anyone attending seton hall master ot program in NJ? is it difficult to get into? can you tell me about your experience?

OT grad 2012 in Langhorne, Pennsylvania

Updated 17 months ago

Tips for getting into SJSU, Samuel Merritt or Dominican? - 6 Replies

I was wondering if any students or alumni of the three bay area OT schools have any suggestions on what would make me a competitive applicant to...

OT grad 2012 in Langhorne, Pennsylvania

Updated 17 months ago

Failed out of OT school. What now? - 4 Replies

I was recently dismissed from an OT graduate program due to failure of the first level one fieldwork rotation. Now, I am in the process of trying to...

OT grad 2012 in Langhorne, Pennsylvania

Updated 17 months ago

OT or OTA for pediatrics? - 4 Replies

I am 35 yrs old and have been admitted to an OTA program for the Fall. I already have a B.S. In Psychology and an M.S.Ed in School Psychology (total...

echosonic in Shawnee, Kansas

Updated 17 months ago

Future of COTA? - 2 Replies

I'm considering going back to school for an additional degree - but at this point in my life a 2 year degree is much more financially feasible than...

gonzagaa__ in Las Vegas, Nevada

Updated 18 months ago

What steps should I take to be an OT? Do i have a chance?! Really need advice! - 1 Reply

Im only on my, if we want to get technical, first year of Community college. I started college fresh out of HS and didn't know what I wanted to major...

gonzagaa__ in Las Vegas, Nevada

Updated 18 months ago

Applying to OT schools; Worried about my GRE score :/ - 2 Replies

Hello everyone, I've been reading these forums for about 2 years ever since I looked into OT. I'm looking to apply to a masters in occupational...

manbesam martinez in Tampa, Florida

Updated 18 months ago

occupational therapist assistant or physical therapist assistant - 2 Replies

would anyone know of a school (program), I could go to become a therapist aide, I am a certified nursing assistant, I am interested in becoming a...

anticuti in Brentwood, California

Updated 18 months ago

Internationally educated practicing in the USA - 1 Reply

Hi all, My husband is American but he got his masters in OT in Australia. The University we went to is certified by the WFOT. I'm not an OT...

NoMoreOT in Ontario, California

Updated 18 months ago

Advice needed: can you do anything else with an MSOT degree besides hands on OT? - 3 Replies

I have finished my OT program and will be taking my exam shortly. Now that I'm nearing actually working in the profession, I realize that I don't...

Hannah in New York, New York

Updated 18 months ago

Occupational Therapy Programs, NYU vs Columbia - 6 Replies

Hi, I have been accepted to both NYU and Columbia's MS Programs in Occupational Therapy. I am having a tough making up my final decision. I was...

star772 in Sterling Heights, Michigan

Nashville/Franklin TN

Looking to relocate from Michigan to Nashville, TN. Does anyone have any input on the job market? What range is the pay scale for the area. Good...

J in Monterey, California

Updated 19 months ago

How hard was your masters? - 16 Replies

For those of you that have been through your masters degree...how hard was it? I hear some real bad horror stories and some stories that say it...

annon in Canada in Oakville, Ontario

Updated 19 months ago

To become Canadian OT - 2 Replies

Hi, I'm OT for 5 years above in Korea. I'm interested to become abroad. I have master degree, not OT, so I will prepare the exam in Canada. ...

DrTonyaD in Vancouver, British Columbia

Suggestions on Wage Amount??? Please help...

Hi I am a private OT here in Vancouver with my own practice and I am helping a family friend's daughter out by giving her a part time job assisting...

emilia in Farmington, Michigan

Updated 19 months ago

Transfer Credits from Unfinished OT masters to Another? - 1 Reply

So my situation's kinda unique... I fell ill and was not able to finish my Master's in OT up here in Canada. It was down to the last clinical...

Mitch in Muncie, Indiana

School -based

Does anyone know anything about school based practice? Im worried that most of the positions are for one year only?

jmeif in West Covina, California

Updated 19 months ago

Chances of acceptance - 1 Reply

I'm just wondering if my grades and experience make me a competitive candidate for OT schools. I have a 3.5 overall GPA, hoping to bump that up to a...

jewe1 in TRENTON, New Jersey

Traveling Therapy Jobs

Hi All. I was wondering if anyone has any insight into traveling therapy jobs. I see job ads and recruiters calling all the time for these type of...

Complete Therapy Services in Chicago, Illinois

Updated 19 months ago

How do I work as an OT in USA - 13 Replies

Hi, I know that OT is one of the fastest growing jobs in the USA. I would like to know is there any foreign trained OT here as I would like to know...

Sal N in San Diego, California

Updated 19 months ago

OTA Program in NON-Accredited school - American Career College Orange COunty - 1 Reply

Hi there! i can use some insights. I'm applying for the OTA program in American Career College but the thing is it's not yet accredited. Any of you...

Blue14OT in Louisville, Kentucky

Updated 20 months ago

Where to live?! - 7 Replies

Hi there - I am graduating with a Masters in OT August 2014 from Spalding University in Louisville, KY. I love Louisville and it is a great place to...

mcboyd in Mcminnville, Tennessee

Updated 20 months ago

OT school interview - 2 Replies

I have an interview for a masters of occupational therapy program. Any interview tips? I applied at this place because I have an overall GPA of 2.82...

TwinkieOT in Washington

Selling my Aota Supscriptiom

I have AOTA exa

NoMoreOT in Corona, California

Updated 21 months ago

Failing level I fieldwork? - 3 Replies

I just completed my first level I fieldwork rotation and it was an epic fail. I felt totally unprepared for all of the homework and responsibilities...

Splinting4dimes in Louisville, Kentucky

Updated 21 months ago

passing the NBCOT exam - 2222 Replies

Hey, I am in the process of studying for the NBCOT exam. I am getting nervous because I seem to be getting a decent amount of the practice...

OTstbOTR in Maryland

Updated 21 months ago

What do you know about Howard's OT Program - 4 Replies

Does anyone have any comments or suggestions about Howard's program? They are expensive but located in DC. Thanks!

phaines9 in Orlando, Florida

Updated 21 months ago

TRAVELING OT - 46 Replies

To practicing traveling therapists: I am a soon-to-be new graduate and am seriously contemplating signing up with a travel company for my first...

MFH in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Very short term job

Does anyone know if its possible to get a travel job or a PRN job for only 2-4 weeks? I have a gap between jobs that I would like to fill. Any...

OT123 in Los Angeles, California

Updated 21 months ago

Fast Pace Environments and OT - 4 Replies

Hi, I am very interested in the OT field and I am planning on applying this fall to OT school. I was just reading some things about OT in the...

Atticus Finch in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Updated 21 months ago

OT STUDENT - 188 Replies

Hello i'm a student at Miami Dade College. I was a teacher student major and i change my mind and change my major to OT. I was wondering if was a...

AMH0341 in Bakersfield, California

NBCOT Character Review -- I'm unable to prove that I've completed the terms of my probation.

In 2008 I was convicted of a misdemeanor for making criminal threats. I was sentenced to 36 months of summary probation, 12 days of CalTrans, 26...

lucie lu in Los Angeles, California

Updated 22 months ago

New Grad Salary Negotiations - 1 Reply

I am wondering what a reasonable salary for a new grad in an inpatient setting is. I am talking with a hospital where the range is 22-32/ hour. The...

Gamecock09 in Beaufort, South Carolina

Updated 22 months ago

Occupational Therapy vs Physician Assistant - 3 Replies

I am wondering what would be a better choice in between these two field: A) in terms on job outlook B) in terms of Salary I know this is an OT...

NTreasT in Orange County, California

Considering becoming an OT- career switch

Hello all, I've been working in the field of ABA for 8 years now (since I was 25) and have been a BCBA for 6 years now. I am thoroughly burnt...

amjadjamal in scranton, Pennsylvania

Occupational Therapy Salary Discussion

Since there is no new discussion out there, neither are there any official UPDATED data...hows it looking for OTs? Which is the best place setting...

Carolina Girl in West Columbia, South Carolina

Updated 22 months ago

Typical Undergraduate Degrees Earned - 1 Reply

I am starting school in the fall. I am sure that I want to become a Occupational therapist. I am not sure on what undergraduate to pursue. I have a...

Carolina Girl in West Columbia, South Carolina



gino in Irvine, California

Updated 22 months ago

Calling Current OTs and Student MOTs, I need your advice please. - 11 Replies

Hi everyone, Thanks so much for reading my post. I basically need some advice/suggestions/your 2 cents about my situation. I just got accepted to...

simOTR_L in New York, New York


Hi, I wanted to get some insight into the OT environment in California (visited LA and absolutely LOVED it!) vs Florida (someone was recently...

youreabum in California

Updated 23 months ago

Recent graduate with a Master's in School Counseling...Am I crazy for considering going back for OT? - 3 Replies

I graduated with my Master's in School Counseling in January 2012. Unfortunately, I've been laughed out of schools because the license is on a...

youreabum in California

Updated 23 months ago

Not happy - 62 Replies

I am miserable. I graduated last year w/ my associates in OT. I have been a COTA for a year now, and I absolutely hate it. I work in a snf, and I...

Tina85 in New York

Updated 23 months ago

OT's in Acute Rehab - 1 Reply

Any OT's/OTA's/OT FW students who are in acute rehab? What types of interventions do you do? Is it all showers? I currently work in acute...

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